
Definition of Scalar product
1. Noun. A real number (a scalar) that is the product of two vectors.
Definition of Scalar product
1. Noun. (vector) The product of two vectors computed as the sum of the corresponding elements of the vectors, or, equivalently, as the product of the magnitudes of the vectors and the cosine of the angle between their directions. ¹
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Literary usage of Scalar product
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1. Vector Analysis: An Introduction to Vectormethods and Their Various by Joseph George Coffin (1911)
"The scalar product of two vectors a and b, denoted by ab, <Sab, ... (26) This
equation shows that the scalar product may be looked upon as the product of ..."
2. Vector Analysis: An Introduction to Vectormethods and Their Various by Joseph George Coffin (1911)
"The scalar product of two vectors a and b, denoted by ab, Sab, ... (26) This
equation shows that the scalar product may be looked upon as the product of the ..."
3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Symbolic scalar product VB— The vector operator V = ' TL + J x + fc •— is ...
The symbolic scalar product V .a = dot " dy dz' (12), where the symbolic ..."
4. Electrical Papers by Oliver Heaviside (1892)
"(2) and call it the scalar product of the vectors A and B. Its magnitude is that
of A x that of B x the cosine of the angle between them. ..."
5. Electrical Papers by Oliver Heaviside (1894)
"(2) ami call it the scalar product of the vectors A and B. Its magnitude is that
of Ax that of Bx the cosine of the angle between them. ..."
6. Mechanics: A Textbook for Engineers by James Ellsworth Boyd (1921)
"If the length of vector a is a units and the length of vector b is 6 units, and
if the angle between the two vectors is 6, scalar product a. b = ab cos 6. ..."
7. Proceedings (1905)
"With respect to the scalar product ««ft and the interior product [a ft], much
the same line of argument may be applied. So different are they in point of ..."